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En uno de los talleres de consulta para captar insumos para el Reglamento de la Ley PROBOSQUE en Guatemala.

UICN-ORMACC apoya la elaboración del Reglamento de la Ley PROBOSQUE en Guatemala

La Oficina Regional para México, América Central y el Caribe de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ORMACC-UICN), a través del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC), apoya al Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB) en el proceso de consulta del Reglamento de la “Ley de Fomento al Establecimiento, Recuperación, Restauración, Manejo, Producción y Protección de Bosques en Guatemala”, conocida como Ley PROBOSQUE, que fue aprobada por el Congreso de la República a través del Decreto 2-2015 en septiembre del 2015.  …  

06 Feb 2016 | Article

Filed work at data management training in the Bahamas, September 2015

Caribbean countries improve protected area data management capacity

The Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway (Caribbean Gateway) has been accelerating its engagement with regional governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGO) to equip them to contribute meaningfully to its Caribbean Reference Information System (RIS) , an online access point to data and tools for analysis for biodiversity and protected area management. …  

04 Feb 2016 | Article

Participants of the “The Squirrel School” project  remove invasive species at Yangshan Wetland.

Guided eco-tours in Hainan: Giving hope to an unprotected wetland

Home to diverse aquatic fauna, the Yangshan wetland is considered to be one of the most valuable ecosystems in Hainan Island, China. Unfortunately, in recent years, the wetland is coming under threat from pollution, landfills, construction projects and alien invasive species. To tackle this problem, local conservation company Hainan Gao11 Culture Transmission Ltd (HG11) is implementing "The Squirrel School" project, an initiative that raises awareness about the abundant fauna and flora in Yangshan wetland and the need to protect it.  …  

03 Feb 2016 | Article

Birdlife Europe, Nature Alert

European Parliament calls for tougher measures in the EU's Biodiversity Strategy

Brussels, 2 February 2016 - The chance that Europe’s Nature Directives will be revised, has slimmed further. With an impressive majority, today’s plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted its own report on the EU Mid-Term Review of the 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. The European Parliament calls upon the Commission and the EU Member States to fully implement the Habitats and Birds Directives, restore ecosystems and promote Nature Based Solutions, in order to halt the ongoing loss of biodiversity in Europe by 2020.
 

02 Feb 2016 | News story

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Planted trees around private arable land form shelterbelts that protect crops and enhance land productivity. (Moldovan Central Hills, Calarasi District).

Timeless agroforestry and the Moldovan example

Agroforestry is a practice with ancient roots but continual benefits including social, economic and environmental. Through surveys, studies and dialogue with experts, the potential for agroforestry to simultaneously address many challenges is increasingly clear.  …  

01 Feb 2016 | Article

Troupeau de buffle dans le parc W

Formations sur l’efficacité de la gestion des aires protégées en Afrique

Deux ateliers de formation auront lieu du 3 au 6 février à Gitega (Burundi) et  du 8 au 10 février 2016 à Diapaga (Burkina Faso) pour renforcer les compétences des conservateurs et administrateurs sur la gestion des aires protégées à travers l’utilisation de l’outil IMET (Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool). Ces formations sont organisées par le programme BIOPAMA en collaboration avec des partenaires régionaux et nationaux. …  

01 Feb 2016 | Article

Surakit Laeaddee and his worker hold up a shrimp net at his shrimp farm in Leam Fa Pha, Thailand, January 26, 2016.

Asia shrimp farmers restock mangrove "supermarket" by going organic

A recent article published by Thomson Reuters Foundation highlights how the introduction of organic shrimp production in Thailand thanks to the Mangroves and Markets project is stemming mangrove degradation and protecting delicate ecosystems.  The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).  An excerpt from the article can be found below, including a link to the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation website.  

01 Feb 2016 | Article

Leading the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol

IUCN supports global consultation on draft Natural Capital Protocol

As a founding member of the Natural Capital Coalition, IUCN is supporting the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) and encouraging businesses, governments and other stakeholders -- especially the conservation community -- to participate.  …  

29 Jan 2016 | Article

Arctic plastics web 2

Microplastics: A global disaster in the Arctic Ocean

Microplastics pollution in the Arctic and its effects on ecosystems, human health and ice formation and melting are the subject of a newly launched IUCN research project. …  

29 Jan 2016 | News story

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